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Mariner Boating Holidays:  Tie a Knot
Mariner Boating Holidays Direct Ad -  Tie a Knot


This direct mail piece, created by Kastner & Partners for their client Mariner Boating Holidays, demonstrates how easy it is to go sailing. As the card is opened, the reader ties a perfect knot.

Direct advertisement created by Kastner & Partners, Australia for Mariner Boating Holidays, within the category: Transport.

Advertising Agency: Kastner & Partners, Sydney, Australia
Creative Director / Copywriter: Ben O'Brien
Art Director: Daniel Foster
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tomt's picture

Hate to say it's done, but when it's done, i'ts done.

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"...yes it´s true........i´m here..."

thedesignaddict's picture


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Art Director at Freelance
NicoCiego's picture

yep. a rip off.

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Art Director at Quezon City Philippines
Columbo's picture

The wedding invite is an obvious thing to do with the knot.. this brings a lot more to it. It's easy to do. It's actually a different idea.

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thedesignaddict's picture

Different? Really?

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Art Director at Freelance
sirvan's picture

Agree that it's a "better" client for this execution.

In that, if I had the idea of doing the knot, and I had to choose between the wedding invite and this, I'd choose this.

But the wedding invite came first. Which is unfortunate for these guys.

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

tomt's picture

yep, this is better, but it's easier to improve an idea than starting one from cero, i think the invitation guys started it from cero.

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"...yes it´s true........i´m here..."

_tj_'s picture

I disagree. I think it's a MUCH stronger concept for the wedding invite.

But that really comes down to personal preference, I suppose.

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Copywriter at tamm + kit | | good copy/bad copy

Notorious's picture

what if im not into sailing?

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Other at Freeman Advertising |

outsmart me, if you can

sambuca's picture

than you are not the target group?!?!?

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Art Director at tolingo GmbH
mrMagic's picture

Then learning the knot might make you try.

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Graphic Designer at RES Group
MicheleVirgilio's picture

Not so bad.

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kleenex's picture

I like the concept.

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Web Designer/Developer
danielchapman's picture

It loses me at 'youre qualified'. I didn't do anything except open the card. There's a logical leap happening there, which makes it feel disingenuous.

The proposition would be stronger if it said 'its that easy'.

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kalpesh78's picture

I'm not a copy cuy but shouldn't the line inside the card be. "you are now qualified"?

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Chief Creative Officer at Uniqish Brand Creche |

ideas....30 minutes nahi toh free.

DEVILS eYe_01's picture

wud agree this for a wedding ... !!
but excuse me.. wats new & diffrent !

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Art Director at UPS
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